Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English: Problems of Control and Interpretation - Germanic Linguistics (Paperback)Bernd Kortmann (author)
Paperback 268 Pages / Published: 07/02/2014
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Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in English. Its particular focus is on a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of their semantic indeterminacy and the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic factors that help resolve it.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
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